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Discovery Horseback Tours

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Address: | Mata De Platano, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8838 7550

Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a...

Horse riding Jaco Costa Rica. Discovery horse tours were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in the Trip Advisor awards 2011,2012 and 2013. If you want an unforgettable tour (tours duration ranges from 2.5 hours up to a full day, or a full week!) through the rain forest, on the beach or into the mountains Discovery Horse Tours are total equine professionals. Renowned for making sure the horses as well as the clients have a fabulous time they are "so much more" than just a horse tour! Specializing in small groups of no more than 8 people (4 on the beach)your tour will always feel personal. Located on a stunning 1500 acre private rain forest reserve, you will share the trails with no one but the wildlife. You will LOVE the horses who are safe, fun and most importantly happy and incredibly well cared for. Ride through pristine rain forest to the secret spring fed waterfall, or gallop along the deserted beaches. If you are on Honeymoon check our website for details on your private rain forest adventure with champagne and a private mud bath. No experience necessary. Beginners will feel secure,confident and in control. Experienced riders can enjoy the thrill of galloping our fit and healthy horses across the open hay fields. Consistently described as "The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica". Famous for the love of their animals, customer care and attention to detail; you will love your time with Discovery Horse Tours! All our horses are trained using Parelli Natural horsemanship, they are treated with respect, dignity and love, we take our time to match clients with the right horse making sure they have a wonderful time.

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Beautiful, well trained & well cared for horses - and fun for all the family!

You'd be hard pressed to find a horseback break worldwide to beat this - run by a lovely couple, set in a place surrounded by beautiful jungle & stunning beaches, gorgeous horses... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'd be hard pressed to find a horseback break worldwide to beat this - run by a lovely couple, set in a place surrounded by beautiful jungle & stunning beaches, gorgeous horses whose well being is precious. My 15 year old daughter and I did half a week as part of our family holiday travelling around Costa Rica with my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place- a real hidden gem. It might take a little while to find the starting point but you will be so glad you did. The staff, a husband and wife team, are so knowledgable and have the most amazing ethos on how to train and look after horses. The horses, many of whom have been rescued, are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend Discovery Horseback Tours for all levels of riders without exception. I have been riding all my life and the first thing I look for when I go on a horseback tour is the way the horses are cared for. Andrea and Chris have the utmost concern and care of their four-legged friends top of mind at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I joined Andrea and Chris for a week-long horse tour of Costa Rica. It was probably the best wedding-related decision that we made! From the moment we arrived in Costa Rica, (tired and exhausted from the wedding), everything was planned and taken care of; we were given a stress-free vacation that was incredibly educational, exhilarating, and entertaining.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

After volunteering at an animal rescue center in Costa Rica, I took a couple of days to relax in Jaco before heading home. I came across Discovery Horseback Tours and when I did a bit of research, I found out that they used rescue horses and put the welfare of the horses first. I thought it was commendable that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a really great tour on the discovery horseback tour. All the horses were extremely healthy and well looked after. I was nervous as I was a beginner but the hosts made me feel at ease and helped throughout the tour. The mud bath was great and we enjoyed taking in the Costa Rica landscape. We would recommend this... More 

Thank Sarah W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to Costa Rica for our honey moon and this tour was at the top of the list. It came highly recommended by the locals and was very much worth every penny! Andrea was kind and attentive to us and her horses. I highly recommend this adventure through the rainforest, thank you guys for making our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife, 2 friends & I went horseback riding a week ago at Discovery Horseback Tours. Right from the moment we pulled up we were welcomed & felt like family. The owner & guide greeted us & quickly showed us to the horses. We learned this farm takes in rescue horses which is very admirable. In no time at all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

First, this is a unique experience provided by people who care about horses, the land, and you. Following trip-advisor recommendations I took 5 college students (studying business & tourism) on the Jungle Spa Tour. Most had never ridden a horse and one is a competitive rider. Our guides accommodated this range by providing slightly different riding experiences for each rider.... More 

Thank Wade M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I grew up with horses and unfortunately haven't ridden as much in the latter part of my life. I often miss it and need my horsey fix once in a while. What a beautiful, fun and perfect ride. Like so many others have mentioned, the horses are well taken care of, well mannered and very happy horses. Liana was our... More 

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